This summer was all about the Stainless Steel Water Bottle Slings - they went with us everywhere! Then school started back up, and my oldest needed a new cozy - without the handle. So I broke out the mighty hook, of course! While I had a stainless steel water bottle in mind, I soon discovered that this pattern fits a standard size wine or liquor bottle just as well, making it a great wine gift bag for the holidays! And it works up in an afternoon - perfect for last minute invites (and the last night before school starts...) ZOOM!
This pattern can be worked in as many as 17 different colors! The rainbow version in the pictures uses 17 different colors and at least 3 different brands of cotton and cotton blend yarns. The purple version uses just 3 colors of cotton yarn. This makes it a great pattern for using up tons of odds and ends - you don't need more than a few yards to make each stripe! For other size and finishing ideas for this pattern, check out Zig Zag Zoom Version #2 !
Zig Zag Zoom Bottle Cozy
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- US - H, 5.00 mm hook
- 150 yards or less of worsted weight yarn, in as many colors as desired (cotton odds and ends shown, from a variety of manufacturers)
Round 1: With first color, make magic circle and work 6 sc into ring. Join to the first sc with a sl st. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st. Join with sl st. (12 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1. *Sc in next st, then 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * to end. Join with sl st. (18 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1. *Sc in next 2 sts, then 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * to end. Join with sl st. (24 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1. *Sc in next 3 sts, then 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * to end. Join with sl st. (30 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1. *Sc in next st, then 2 sc in next st. Sc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join with sl st. (36 sc) (The stitch for the increases is offset in Row 6 to create a more circular base rather than the hexagon seen at the end of Row 5 - see pics above and below.)NOTE: After Round 6, the base was wide enough for a standard size water bottle (shown below) and just a touch narrower than a wine bottle, but it stretches to fit. If your water bottle is significantly wider, please continue with more rounds in the pattern established, increasing by 6 sts per round. Then continue with Round 7 below. Round 7: Ch1, sc evenly around. Join with sl st. (36 sc, or as many as previous round)
Round 8: Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1). Hdc in first st. *Skip next st, then [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next st. Repeat from * to end, skipping last st. Join with sl st to the ch 3 sp, using second color, as seen below. (18 V-st made, or half the number of sts in previous round)NOTE: If you are alternating 2-3 colors for the stripes, you can carry the colors along the inside of the cozy. If you are using 4 or more colors, I recommend breaking the yarn after each stripe.
Round 9: Ch 2 (does not count as a st). Dc3tog into ch sp. *Ch 1, skip next 2 sts, and dc3tog into the next ch sp. Repeat from * to end. Join with sl st to the top of first cluster, switching to next color. (18 dc3tog clusters made, or as many as there were V-st in previous round)
Round 10: Sl st into the next ch sp. Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1). Hdc in same ch sp. *Skip cluster st, then [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in next ch sp. Repeat from * to end, skipping last st. Join with sl st to the ch 3 sp, using next color. (18 V-st made, or as many as in previous V-st round)
Rounds 11 - 24: Repeat Rounds 9 and 10 seven times, continuing to switch colors every row. Add or subtract rows if needed to get to the top of your bottle. Do not switch colors at the end of the last round.
Round 25: Ch 1, 2 sc in each ch sp around. (36 sc, or same as Round 7) Break yarn and finish off using seamless join method. Weave in ends.
MAKE TIE: Holding 2 strands together, ch 90 (or to desired length). Break yarn and finish off. Weave through eyelets (created with Rounds 24 and 25) in top of cozy and trim or weave in ends.
Colorful, eh? The rainbow Zig Zag Zoom Bottle Cozy is my personal favorite, but I also love how a 3 color repeat looks with this stitch pattern. For the holidays it would be gorgeous in red, green and white, or bright blue and gold! Or you could have fun with some of the sparkly yarn that's out now. This pattern is perfect for using up all those cotton odds and ends. How many colors would you use?
The Fine Print
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This is an awesome pattern! I need this for school because my water bottle always gets mixed up with my friend's at P.E. Now i will have my own stylish water bottle thanks to you!!
😀 I'm so glad you like it!
I will start it right now!
Great! Feel free to post a pic on the moogly facebook page when you're done! 😀
A perfect pattern for my coffee bottle when I go to the library ! Thanks !!!
(and for the water, I'll try the carrying system)
great pattern, easy, quick and so pretty with all the colors, I'm making one for my 7 year old son right now, letting him choose the color of each row...
Herlinda R. Facun
This is awesome! Even a beginner can enjoy making these projects! Thank you, Elizabeth F. Daniels for sharing this!
Can I use acrylic yarns with this?
Yes! It just won't be as absorbent if the bottle sweats, but otherwise it shouldn't be a problem!
I started it and measured it on the bottle at round 6 and it looked ok but then when i did round 8 and 9 it is too big?
It starts out a little loose, but every water bottle and personal gauge is different so you may need to take a row off the bottom.
i really like this pattern but i would love it if it had a strap. thanks for sharing the pattern.
I am doing your pattern right now.with the color change in it . Do I weave in the colors at the end with yarn needle?
my comment is what do you do with the yarn tails that are sticking out on the side? after you do the color change?
You weave them in! 🙂 Here's a video on how to do that: click here
thank you for showing me the video now I know what to do. By the way I love this pattern alot thank you for shareing.
🙂 Thank you Randee!
A lots of tq tamara... i can wait to use this pattern.. tq so muchhh
Exactly what I was looking for! Will sure come in handy over the holiday season. Thank you ❤️
😀 I'm so glad you found it! Thank you Tracy, and happy holidays!
Hey there, just FYI, YOUR zig, zag, zoom #2 version link doesn't work
Oh dear, thank you so much for letting me know!